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FFI-Report 2019

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In this report on defence technology, FFI points to some of the technologies that have the greatest significance for the Norwegian Armed Forces, both in the short and long term. Technology is a pervasive phenomenon with fundamental impact on developments in the sector. It is an independent development in itself, but affects others – including security policy. Technology development must be seen in close connection with the development of personnel, organisations and operational concepts. FFI recommends that the following priorities be taken into account:  The defence sector must increase the ability and willingness to utilise new and existing technology and get it out to competent users quickly. A holistic approach should be facilitated in which technological opportunities and vulnerabilities are assessed together with the development of doctrines, concepts, competence and organisation. Alternative concepts and new technologies must be considered more systematically and effectively early in the materiel procurement projects. This requires broad analyses with emphasis on functionality.  Developments towards high-tech Armed Forces should be continued, and research, development and innovation aimed at military technology and military systems should remain a priority. This technology development is essential to meet the specific military needs and high demands of robustness and endurance in crisis and war. The recommendations can be translated into the following advice: 1. We should prioritise the development of modern, high-tech Armed Forces. 2. We should rectify significant technological vulnerabilities. 3. We should invest long term in the most attractive technology areas. 4. We should build a stronger innovation culture in the Armed Forces.

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19/02072

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